When I bought the Canon 70-200 f/2.8L mk II, I thought I was done. No more lens purchases for me, I was covered. Well, I was wrong.
While the 70-200 is a fantastic lens for portraits, it simply left me hungry for more close-up photos. It's not like you can go walking through San Francisco with a giant white telephoto. At least, not without getting jumped.
So there I was, yesterday. In San Francisco, hunting for light, with a new lens! I held in my hands the beautiful Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 mk II. Talk about a beefy lens!
My good friend Phil, toting his Tamron 24-70 f/2.8, and I headed into Chinatown, eventually working our way down Stockton St. to the fish markets. Somehow, across four trips to Chinatown I had never visited this area, but I know I'll be going back.
All in all, the lens performed like a dream. Smooth bokeh when I wanted it, and tack-sharp focus across the 24-70 focal length. I couldn't ask for more. It even helped me get what is now one of my favorite portraits to-date, thanks to some beautiful distortion at 24mm and the fantastic f/2.8 aperture.